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MORAL EMBLEMS II: 3, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The abbot for a walk went out
Last Line: Never go walking in a wood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour


The Abbot for a walk went out
A wealthy cleric, very stout,
And Robin has that Abbot stuck
As the red hunter spears the buck.
The djavel or the javelin
Has, you observe, gone bravely in,
And you may hear that weapon whack
Bang through the middle of his back.
Hence we may learn that abbots should
Never go walking in a wood.





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